Embracing Life -- Day 23

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 23: Doctors in the House

Yesterday I focused on fathers who are affected by abortion. Today another group involved in abortion is brought to light. And I’m glad about that because sometimes the physicians and nurses who perform and assist with abortions are the proverbial forest that we can’t see for the woman-centered trees. The medical community is an interesting player in the abortion drama because no one is in a better position to truly appreciate the value of what’s lost than those who understand the human body and its formation.

Surprisingly though, they can be some of the staunchest opposition against pro-life work. They reject arguments that remind them their highest duty is to do no harm, let alone take no life. They often point to science as a justification for what they do. Actually, science is a double-edged sword because it was science that showed us unequivocally that what is growing inside the womb is in fact living. Ultrasounds now give us proof that a heart, lungs, limbs, brain, and facial features form much earlier than anyone previously knew.

But science aside, if you’ve ever seen what a baby looks like after an abortion, you have to wonder how those who train for years to heal and repair the body can bear to see the disjointed body parts of a living human once it’s been removed from a woman’s uterus. The abortion doctor where I am sees this sight about 1100 times a year. I can’t even imagine.

But thankfully, there are those who understand their calling and the tremendous opportunity they have to shed light on the abortion debate by helping everyone understand fetal development, abortion procedures, and other pertinent medical aspects of choice. For example, Physicians for Life and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) do fantastic education and advocacy work by providing technical information on how contraception works; expert testimony in malpractice cases; research on the biological mechanisms of sexual activity; and lots more. And doctors have become much better at communicating in layman’s terms so that the applications of scientific and medical information can be more readily grasped by the average Joe. One group that does a superb job with this is The Medical Institute for Sexual Health. Please check out their website when you have a chance.

The bottom line is that abortion has such a pervasive affect, and there are many professions, disciplines, people, and groups that can potentially bring healing and hope to those dealing with its aftermath.

What could you do if you really tried?

Find out more at the 40 Days for Life website.

Previous Posts

Day 22: Dear Dads
Day 21: The Others
Day 20: Not So Great Expectations
Days 18 & 19: Weekend Break
Day 17: Does Anyone Care?
Day 16: His First Home
Day 15: A Different Kind of Choice
Day 14: Even Now
Day 13: Wondrous Love
Day 12: The Real Reason Why
Day 11: Exhausted and Spent
Day 10: Every Breath We Take
Day 9: First Things First
Day 8: In the Power of Our Hand
Day 7: Somebody Prayed for Them
Day 6: Knowing Us
Day 5: Mercy in the Midst of Judgment
Day 4: Not for the Faint of Heart
Day 3: The Unborn Child as Lazarus?

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